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12/12/18 7:00 pm
Lucy's history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life during the persecution ...Read More
12/11/18 7:00 pm
An elder Mexican man makes his way to Mass in the early morning twilight of December 9, 1531. He is a peasant, a simple farmer and laborer, and he ...Read More
12/10/18 7:00 pm
All lovers of Scripture have reason to celebrate this day. Damasus was the pope who commissioned Saint Jerome to translate the Scriptures into Latin, ...Read More
12/13/18 9:59 am
Holy Father Sends Message to participants in the Study Day on Water organized by the FAO in Madrid
The post ‘The Earth Must Be Treated With Tenderness,’ Says Pope Francis appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
12/13/18 9:31 am
'In this moment of grief, the Holy Father invites all to find comfort & strength in Jesus resurrected, praying to God that hope will not grow faint in this hour of trial'
The post Pope on Cathedral Shooting: May Hope Not Fail Us in This Time of Trial appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
12/13/18 7:50 am
Tells 10 Ambassadors How Church Wishes to Help, Engage in Constructive Dialogue
The post ‘It Is Essential That Respect for Human Dignity & Rights Inspire & Direct Every Effort,’ Pope Tells Ambassadors appeared first on ZENIT - English.Read More
12/13/18 4:23 pm
IMAGE: CNS/Paul HaringBy Cindy WoodenVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, he will lead the weeklong retreat of the U.S. bishops.
As they continue to study and discuss ways to respond to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, the bishops will gather for the retreat Jan. 2-8 at Mundelein Seminary near Chicago.Read More
12/12/18 6:41 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Max Rossi, ReutersBy Junno Arocho EstevesVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a mother caring for her children.
Mary "is a woman who walks with the gentleness and tenderness of a mother, she makes her home in family life, she unties one knot after another of the many wrongs we manage to generate, and she teaches us to remain standing in the midst of storms," the pope said in his homily during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.Read More
12/12/18 2:08 pm
IMAGE: CNS photo/Max Rossi, ReutersBy Carol GlatzVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- No one should be afraid to turn to God with prayer, especially in times of great doubt, suffering and need, Pope Francis said.
Jesus does not want people to become numb to life's problems and "extinguish" those things that make them human when they pray, the pope said Dec. 12 during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI audience hall.Read More